Kevin Bacon to Play Villain in ‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot

Macon Blair will write and direct the adaptation of the cult-classic franchise

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Legendary has closed a deal with Kevin Bacon to play the villain of “The Toxic Avenger” opposite Peter Dinklage, Jacob Tremblay, and Taylour Paige, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.

Macon Blair will write and direct the adaptation of the cult-classic franchise that centers around the iconic superhero “Toxie.”

“The Toxic Avenger” follows the monstrous protector of Tromaville, New Jersey, born when the mild-mannered Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. He’s transformed into a repulsive-yet-lovable mutant hero who stands up to bullies and corruption with irreverent zeal – doing good and brutally mauling evil in a no-holds-barred fashion.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

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